INS Kochi, India's largest stealth-guided warship, was commissioned into the Indian Navy on Wednesday at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai.
The indigenously built warship, which is the second in the series of the three Kolkata-Class (Project 15A) Guided Missile Destroyers, is the 10th destroyer in the Indian Navy fleet.
The 7,500-tonne deadly warship, which costs around Rs 4,000 crore, was designed by the Indian Navy's Directorate of Naval Design and constructed at the Mazagon Docks Ltd (MDL).
Compared to its forerunner Delhi Class, INS Kochi incorporates major advancements in weapons, sensors and manoeuvring capabilities.
The missile destroyer, which spans 164 metres and 17 metres at the beam, is powered by four gas turbines that can achieve at least 30 knots speed.
The warship also has Multi-Function Surveillance and Threat Alert Radar (MF-STAR) that provides target data to Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile systems (LR-SAM), both of which have been jointly developed by DRDO and Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.
INS Kolkata, which was the first in the series, was commissioned in August 2014. The third and final, INS Chennai, is due for induction by the end of 2016.